Saturday with the Sheep Club

A member of the sheep club shows a recently born lamb to a group of students who took the club’s invitation to visit their pasture. — Shauna Bittle photo

Last week, the Evergreen “Sheep Club” invited members of the campus community out to visit their flock of 3 dozen sheep a few miles off-campus. February is birthing season for the sheep, and pairs of lambs followed alongside their mothers as they grazed.

“Sheep Club” is the nickname of Evergreen Students for Sustainable Animal Agriculture–a student group dedicated to hands-on education in animal agriculture. Many of the students are in the program Agriculture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest; and as members of the club, they put their studies into practice. They visit the pasture daily to care for the flock. This year that includes bottle-feeding three baby lambs who needed extra care.

It was a beautiful day for a visit and a great day to take pictures. We’re hoping to visit again in the spring, when the club prepares for shearing. For now, enjoy the photos!

For more information on the Sheep Club, or to arrange a visit, email: essaapasturedlamb@gmail.com

A member of the sheep club bottle feeding recetly born lamb. — Shauna Bittle photo

Sun following rain brings out rainbow as the Sheep club’s flock of 3 dozen sheep graze. — Shauna Bittle photo

Members of the Evergreen Community observing the Sheep Club’s flock during lamb season. — Shauna Bittle photo

A member of the Sheep Club corners an escaped ewe in a stall before returning her to the field. — Shauna Bittle photo

 

 

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